A great turnout this morning at the Aldridge 10k road race; many yellow club vests were in evidence, with LRC coming second behind Sneyd Striders for the highest number of club finishers.
There were superb performances from our runners, many of whom achieved 10k and course PBs. Individual achievements included: Matthew Orford finishing in second place; Phil Sutcliffe retaining his age category title despite having run in the Uganda Marathon only a couple of weeks previously and Claire Wheat winning her age category, achieving a PB in the process. Club runner Charlotte Aspley was also interviewed by BBC WM Radio about her marathon running journey.
It was a warm start to the undulating hilly course and runners were thankful for the spot of rain half way round. The support throughout the run was very welcome; no more so than approaching the finish, where the LRC cheerleaders were in fine voice!
Many thanks to Aldridge Running Club for organising such a professional and enjoyable event.
Lichfield Half Marathon took place on 12th May, with a strong club presence amongst the competitors and excellent performances all round. First home for the men was Richard Bravington, who finished in 6th position overall. First female for the club was Jo Palmer, finishing in 60th position and 4th female. Huge congratulations to all who took part and thanks to the many supporters on the route.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on 27th November. Please find agenda below.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018
October Update for LRC Members
- LRC 35th anniversary meal is fast approaching. Please confirm with Ann by tomorrow if you want to attend. It’s set to be a great night! Start time is 7pm.
- Phil Sutcliffe is our new Kit Manager. Please speak to Phil if you need to order any kit.
- Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for 27th November 2018. Please come along and hear an update on everything that happened in 2018 including the results of our competitions. This is also your chance to nominate someone for the club trophies including the Presidents Trophy for outstanding club contribution and the Mike Green Trophy for outstanding running achievement. Note - you must attend the AGM to nominate someone. The voting for nominees will be done in the two weeks afterwards via email.
- Have you received a rejection letter for the London Marathon? LRC offers a ballot to allow 1 lucky runner to gain a place and run this iconic event. Please see the Rules section on the website should you want to be considered to enter the ballot. The lucky runner will be announced at the AGM.
- Our beginners course starts on 17th October. See the website for full details. The beginner’s session starts at 6.20 (for a 6.30 start) – 7.15pm, so this is before the main Wednesday club night. Please let us know if you can help – your support is much appreciated as we were all newbies once.
Thanks and happy running
To celebrate 35 years of LRC, a family fun day was held in May and what a day it was!
The sun was shining, we ate picnic food, played team games and had a fabulous time.
Thank you LRC for providing members and their families with strawberries and cream and the lovely ladies that baked cakes, making our afternoon tea so delicious.
The latest race in our Grand Prix series was the popular Stafford Half Marathon, which took place on Sunday 15th April 2018. Rescheduled due to the heavy snow, there was still a good turnout of yellow vests and some fantastic performances. Richard Bravington achieved a new half marathon PB with a brilliant time of 1.18.53 and came in 12th position overall. Daniel Floyd was not far behind with a time of 1.22.06 and 20th position overall. First woman home was Ruth Kennedy Green with a time of 1.49.20, very closely followed by Rachel Tole with 1.50.01. A massive well done to all LRC runners who took part!
Summer 2017 has seen some great running from our club members.
In the off-road series John Hayman, Stephen Rivers,Daniel Floyd and Daniel Hurley won the men’s team competition for LRC at the Staffs Knot, a hilly course that’s a regular on our off road series.
Full results can be found at http://www.staffordharriers.org/staffs-knot/
And in a repeat result in the Grand Prix series yesterday, Richard O’Sullivan, Brian Sims, John Hayman and Daniel Floyd, also won the men’s team competition. Sarah Burton, Cass Jackson and Sonia Short achieved an excellent third place in the ladies’ team competition.
For more information on this race, visit http://www.hattondarts.co.uk/burton10k.html – race photos can be found at http://www.racephotos.org.uk/
Well done to all our members who took part in these races.